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Reflections on Advent and Wild Creatures of the Woodlands

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 5:18pm by mansii

As the air is getting crisp and the branches falling bare, the season of Advent is close upon us; a time to cozy ourselves away and reflect in the quietness of hope and waiting. This year Advent begins on Nov 27th, a few short weeks away, and a beautiful new seasonal resource to AADL's collection is All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings by Michigan author Gayle Boss.

For each day of the month-long anticipation of Christmas, All Creation Waits offers a lovely account of the winter habits of wild creatures of the Northern Hemisphere. As we walk with these creatures through their months of dark and cold, we also catch glimpses of the new beginnings that their waiting usher in. The encouragement to our own lives is more felt than said, with a subtlety that matches the behind-the-scenes magic of winter itself.

Each short daily reflection is paired with a woodcut illustration by artist David Klein. The deep blacks and brilliant whites of the full-page illustrations tell stories in themselves.

Welcoming you into the spirit of the season, don't miss the author talk and book signing for this lovely volume THIS SATURDAY Nov. 12th. Click here for more information on this event.

For additional AADL resources for the Advent season, click here.

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